Tag psychology

Calling Mom Is Like Getting a Hug

Apparently, the simple act of calling your mother can trigger the release of oxytocin, the “cuddle” or “love” hormone, released during physical contact with people we care about. That’s right, it’s a phone hug of sorts. Oh, but wait, that’s… Continue Reading →

How We Feel and What We Buy

Listen to Gavan Fitzsimons, professor of Marketing and Psychology at Duke University, and Ravi Dhar, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Customer Insights at Yale University, discuss morality and shopping (on MPR). Psychologists have discovered that virtuous… Continue Reading →

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